A real page-turner with the plot unfolding from the point of view of all the main characters. Highly suspenseful, from a major American author. If you are new to her you have 24 backlist titles to catch up on! Some are seriously better than others, and this is one of the best.
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The definition of an owl had always pleased him: A night bird of prey...sharp talons and soft plumage which permits noiseless flight...applied figuratively to a person of nocturnal habits. "I am the owl," he would wisper to himself after he had selected his prey, "and night-time is my time."
Jean Sheridan, a college dean and prominent historian, set out to her hometown in Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, New York, to attend the twenty-year reunion of Stonecroft Academy, where she is to be honoured along with six other members of her class. There is, however, something uneasy in the air: one wonam in the group, Alison Kenall, a beautiful, high-powered Hollywood agent, died just a few days before, drowned in her pool during an early morning swim. She is the fifth woman in the class whose life has come to a sudden, mysterious end.
At the award dinner, Jean is introduced to Sam Regan, a detective obsessed for years by the uncolved murder of a young woman, who may also hold the key to the identity of the Stonecroft killer. But she does not suspect that among the distinguished people she is greeting is the "owl," a murderer nearing the countdown of his mission of vengeance against the Stonecroft women who had mocke him and humiliated him, with jean his final intended victim.
Mary Higgins Clark creates a riveting novel of psychological suspense, penetrating behind the facade of status and respectability to depict the mind of a killer.
Publication date: 07/03/2005
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (trade Division)
|Publication date:||7th March 2005|
|Author:||Mary Higgins Clark|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster (trade Division)|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
Born and raised in New York, Mary Higgins Clark is of Irish descent. "The Irish are, by nature, storytellers," says Clark, who considers her Irish heritage an important influence on her writing. She was awarded the Grand Prix de Literature of France in 1980. Her books are published in translation around the world and are world-wide bestsellers. She is a #1 bestseller in France. She was Chairman of the International Crime Congress, held in New York in May 1988. She was the 1987 president of the Mystery Writers of America and, for many years, on the Board of Directors of the Mystery ...More About Mary Higgins Clark